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Zero Energy Green Tomorrow House Achieves LEED Platinum
Posted By Jorge Chapa On April 22, 2010 @ 1:00 am In Architecture,Green Building | No Comments
Built in the Gyeonggi Province, the Green Tomorrow house is a stunning self-sufficient emission-free residence with a fossil fuel consumption of zero. Not content with just making an incredibly low greenhouse gas-emitting house, the team at Samoo Architects  achieved the first LEED Platinum  rating for any building East Asia!
The Samsung Green Tomorrow house is a 500 square meter zero energy  house that is meant to showcase a wide array of state-of-the-art green building strategies. It was designed by Samoo Architects  with Arup  providing consulting assistance.
Among the home’s innovative technologies are a sophisticated energy distribution system that communicates with the grid, a high-performance facade that reduces energy consumption, daylight sensors, heat pumps, radiant floor heating, high-efficiency lighting  and 163 square meters of rooftop photovoltaic panels . All of these technologies work together to create what they are calling a zero-energy, zero-emissions residence.
They also went for all other green building strategies such as dual flush toilets, waterless urinals and a greywater system that reduces water consumption. Low-VOC materials and improved ventilation rates ensure a healthy interior.
LEED platinum is an incredible achievement by any means. And the Green Tomorrow is one more showcase residence that shows what the future of sustainable building will hold.
Via Korea Times 
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URLs in this post:
 Samoo Architects: http://www.samoo.com/Eng/
 LEED Platinum: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/02/15/leed-platinum-vancouver-convention-center-has-north-americas-largest-green-roof/
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2010/04/samsung-green-tomorrow-1_0002_Layer-3.jpg
 zero energy: http://inhabitat.com/zero-energy/
 Arup: http://www.arup.com/Projects/Green_Tomorrow.aspx
 high-efficiency lighting: http://inhabitat.com/interiors/lighting/
 photovoltaic panels: http://inhabitat.com/solar-power/
 Korea Times: http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/biz/2009/11/123_55105.html
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